Obama To Re-Nominate DOJ Nominees
By Andrew Ramonas | January 7, 2022 6:29 pm

President Barack Obama will re-nominate the three Justice Department nominees whose nominations were returned by the Senate on Dec. 24, a White House official told Main Justice.

The nominations of Dawn Johnsen for the Office of Legal Counsel, Christopher Schroeder for the Office of Legal Policy and Mary L. Smith for the Tax Division will be sent to the Senate for reconsideration, the official said.

Read our previous report on Johnsen here and our story on the returned nominees here.

Obama will also re-nominate Craig Becker for the National Labor Relations Board,  Louis Butler Jr. to be a Western District of Wisconsin U.S. District judge and Edward Chen to be a Northern District of California U.S. District judge, the White House official said.

This post has been updated from an earlier version.


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